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When to start?
Sunday, December 06, 2015      4 comments

Start now. Don't delay. Did you just turn 55? about to turn 30? barely started at 21? already 65 or looking at 80? It is not too late to take those steps. It is never too late. Start this very moment. Plan that healthful meal, take that wa... Read more
Re-evaluating the Problem: Too Hard?
Thursday, September 03, 2015      3 comments

After so many little starts on this weight journey that turn themselves around as a re-gain a week or two later, I found myself re-evaluating the real issue this morning. Is it indeed too hard to lose weight? too hard to know how to proceed? to... Read more
A Will and Ice Skates
Saturday, June 22, 2013      4 comments

Let me begin by stating that no, I did not inherit a pair of skates. Rather, I am speaking of the will that lives inside of me. That will keeps me going. It's what makes me return to work each day to a challenging and demanding management job... Read more
It's 8 lbs!
Sunday, June 03, 2012      7 comments

Yep, it's 8 lbs but it ain't no baby and it ain't no baby fat. So I need to lose 8 lbs and I'd like to have it off by, say, umm, next week! Please! No? Right there on that package of raspberry ketones, it says "lose a pound a day". It'... Read more
Mama's Sugar Blues
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      5 comments

Although I reached my goal a year and a half ago, I have gained a few pounds back. Sugar is one of the enemies. Not only does it add too many empty carbohydrates to my diet (way of eating) but after many years, I have finally realized it is th... Read more
I reached my goal!
Thursday, January 14, 2010      12 comments

It took me 4 years but I finally reached my goal! I first joined Sparkpeople in Jan '06 at 164 lbs. I had just lost 14 lbs having reached my all-time high weight of 178 just a few months before in Nov '05. Twice I got down to just below 150 but ... Read more
Working on the last 10...
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      2 comments

I started my weight loss journey over 4 years ago with 49 pounds to lose in order to reach my ideal goal. This past year, I've told myself (and others) that I would be quite content if I only lost 38 of those pounds but I seemed to hit a groove ... Read more
Prayers needed, please...
Monday, September 14, 2009      2 comments

I have some momentous events happening these first few days of the week and would appreciate prayer for some huge decisions I must make that will affect the future of my daughter and me. Please pray that fairness towards us will prevail, and tha... Read more
My 100-calorie Snack
Friday, August 28, 2009      1 comments

I discovered this by chance when logging my food intake after a very long hiatus. Anyway, when I logged in a snack I had concocted, lo and behold, it was 100 calories! LOL, so this is it, a healthy version of a crisped rice cereal treat. ... Read more
Last day of June and I made my goal for this month!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      4 comments

Finally, back under 150 again! I did reach this same point last June, and the June before, too, but that's the past... Now I am working towards the next goal: 140.... Read more
Walk, walk, walk...
Thursday, February 19, 2009      4 comments

Well, I'm starting this blog with a great big sigh. Y'know, I never meant to go this long without blogging. I don't know what's got into me but I am still trying to get this weight off. I choose healthy & wholesome foods most of the time, dri... Read more
Arizonans: 5K Walk/Run to Benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research
Tuesday, October 21, 2008      4 comments

Here's a great way to get some exercise while helping pancreatic cancer research. The following info is from their brochure: "Sunday, November 2, 2008 | Kiwanis Park - Tempe, Arizona (Baseline Road Entrance) FACTS ABOUT PANCREATIC CAN... Read more
My Tessie has cancer
Thursday, May 01, 2008      11 comments

Tessie is our 13 yr old Golden Retriever. The pic shows her about 5 years ago on a camping trip up in Idaho. I took her to the vet because her arthritic leg seems to be causing her more pain lately; also, she's developed so many lumps all over... Read more
Red Letter Day
Wednesday, April 16, 2008      7 comments

Hey, where's the HTML when you need it? This is a RED LETTER DAY! I am finally under 160 again, woohoo! How many times have I said I wasn't going back over a certain number? Who cares, I'm saying it again. Ha! That is 5 lbs lost of the 15 ... Read more
Reading Good Literature
Wednesday, February 27, 2008      2 comments

This was in response to the Healthy Reflections e-mail titled READING AS BRAIN FOOD. "To read without reflection is like eating without digesting." ~Edmund Burke And that's as close to dieting as this journal entry will get! Or maybe ... Read more

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